How to clean your computer's flat screen
Windex & other chemicals are not the best solution for cleaning your screen. Instead, consider these alternatives.
- Dilute isopropyl alcohol (not rubbing alcohol, as it may contain oil) into a solution of no greater than 50% alcohol and 50% distilled water or bottled water. Tap water may leave mineral deposits on your screen.
- Put the solution in a small atomiser botter. You want to find a bottle that gives you a fine mist with each push of the top.
- Use a cotton cloth, lint-free microfiber cloth, or another very soft cloth. Paper towels may scratch the screen.
- Wipe the cloth against the screen in a consistent motion. Apply an even pressure, but make sure to not press hard as it may damage the components behind the screen.
- Many times a plain cotten cloth will work without cleaning chemicals added to it
- Kleenex or other tissues may leave flakes or dust on your monitor.
- CD/DVD cleaner may be 55% Isopropyl alcohol and may work as a premade alternative
- If your eye glass cleaner is made of Isopropanal (it would say it on the back), then it would also be an alternative
- Stay away from chemicals that contain ammonia. These can degrade the plastic over the screen.
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